Virtual Book Club!
Posted By hvazquez on May 22, 2020
We welcome you to join the book club on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at 7pm via ZOOM to discuss the book “The Food Explorer” by Daniel Stone. This is an open event for residents & their guests who would like to join us.
“The true adventures of David Fairchild, a late-nineteenth-century food explorer who traveled the globe and introduced diverse crops like avocados, mangoes, seedless grapes—and thousands more—to the American plate.
In the nineteenth century, American meals were about subsistence, not enjoyment. But as a new century approached, appetites broadened, and David Fairchild, a young botanist with an insatiable lust to explore and experience the world, set out in search of foods that would enrich the American farmer and enchant the American eater.
Kale from Croatia, mangoes from India, and hops from Bavaria. Peaches from China, avocados from Chile, and pomegranates from Malta. Fairchild’s finds weren’t just limited to food: From Egypt he sent back a variety of cotton that revolutionized an industry, and via Japan he introduced the cherry blossom tree, forever brightening America’s capital. Along the way, he was arrested, caught diseases, and bargained with island tribes. But his culinary ambition came during a formative era, and through him, America transformed into the most diverse food system ever created.” – Amazon
Sound interesting? If so, start reading and join us on Wednesday, June 17th at 7pm via ZOOM.